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Oppo 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging tech: 4000mAh full charge in 30 mins

Oppo has some totally mind-blowing new smartphone charging technology with its new 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0 unveiled, as well as its new 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge and VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 tech unveiled at the same time.

As you can see in the above video, Oppo shows off its new 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0 technology by charging a large 4000mAh battery in just 27 minutes. The new 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0 charging tech can also charge up to 27% in just 5 minutes... which is just insane.

Oppo is able to get to these speeds by using Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, and is keeping things safe with 5 different safety measures built into the wire, adapter, and the smartphone.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta pre-load begins on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 51 mins ago

Activision and Infinity Ward have unleashed the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta for the PC, with pre-loads now beginning through the Blizzard app.


Anyone who has pre-ordered the game will be able to play the game in the following hours, while the open beta officially kicks off on September 21. Activision has also announced the official PC requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which has some modest requirements (at least for the non-RTX version of the game).

At a minimum, you'll need 8GB of RAM and 45GB of HDD -- joined by an Intel Core i5-2500K or "AMD equivalent" processor. Activision is recommending a higher-end Core i7-4770K (or AMD equivalent processor).

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Goldeneye 007 fan remake in Unreal Engine 4 looks AWESOME

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 20 mins ago

I still have the fondest memories of Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64, so seeing it in an Unreal Engine 4-powered fan remake is bringing a tear to my eye.


The new Goldeneye 25 remake is wanting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Goldeneye 007 and its release back in 1997 on the Nintendo 64 of a release window of 2022, with some fans using Epic Games' versatile (and good-looking) Unreal Engine 4 to do it.

Nintendo hasn't gone after the team and stopped their development, which partly comes from them using their own custom assets and using nothing from the N64 release. We don't know if it'll ever even materialize, but for now you can check out a bunch of screenshots from the remake-in-progress.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta announced with Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 45 mins ago

Ubisoft held a private beta earlier this month for those who pre-ordered Ghost Recon Breakpoint, or are subscribed to Uplay+ but now the developer has announced a new open beta for the game with some special guests.

Normally I despise celebrity-filled gaming trailers but this is such an incredibly funny one, featuring Lil Wayne and even Snoop Dogg at the end ramping up the hype of Ghost Recon Breakpoint for the open beta that kicks off on September 24.

Ubisoft will include its Ghost War PvP mode, 3 new missions, and 2 additional regions to the previous closed beta of Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The beta itself begins on September 24 at 11AM BST / 3AM PT on Uplay, while it'll st art at 4PM BST / 8AM PT on the Epic Games Store.

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Overwatch meets Lego with new Brick Bastion Challenge event

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 24 mins ago

Blizzard has kicked off its new Bastion Brick Challenge event, with some LEGO-infused fun for both gamers and Twitch streamers -- with a bunch of themed goodies to win in your Overwatch matches. Check out the video:

Overwatch's new Bastion Brick Challenge event has already kicked off and runs through until September 30, where you can win a bunch of themed gear in quick play, arcade, and competitive modes.

Activision-Blizzard have teamed with The Lego Group on some other cosmetics for the event, including Lego versions of Genji, Hanzo, Pharah, and Tracer. There will be a bunch of icons, sprays and a legendary skin up for grabs -- and bonus sprays if you watch streamers playing Overwatch on Twitch.

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Facebook to use police bodycam footage to train AI in gun attack video

By: Anthony Garreffa | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: 3 hours, 7 mins ago

Facebook was slammed for its sloppiness in handling the Christchurch mass shooting, with the social network reacting with news that it will use police body cam footage to train its AI to recognize gun attack videos.


The UK's Metropolitan Police will supply its body cam footage to Facebook for its firearms training exercises, with the social networking giant using the video to train its content moderation programs to "rapidly identify real-life first person shooter incidents and remove them from our platform".

Facebook is also talking to US police departments about acquiring their police body cam footage for similar use with AI.

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Death Stranding is built around teamwork and sharing with strangers

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 54 mins ago

Death Stranding's multiplayer features shared worlds and lets players leave gear, pinpoint areas of interest, and even build fortifications in the world.


Death Stranding is built around one singular concept: to bring people together by building connections. Now we have a better understanding on how this will happen. The game features a different kind multiplayer, one that doesn't actually let you play with other people. But you still work together in other indirect co-operative and communal ways.

In the game's so-called Social Strand System, players can leave behind gear, boxes, and even motorcyles for others throughout the world, as well as build areas like bridges and fortify safe houses for the benefit of strangers. It's kind of like Minecraft in that way, but more thoughtful and beneficial to everyone involved. In my mind, Death Stranding went from a narrative-driven singleplayer game to an online experience that should be played for years to come. And it still looks pretty unique.

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Apple Arcade mobile games don't have microtransactions

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 46 mins ago

Apple's new Apple Arcade all-you-can-play games subscription service won't have microtransaction-riddled games.


Apple Arcade, Apple's new games service for mobile, Mac, and Apple TV, is a breath of fresh air in the games industry. Practically every mobile game these days have strong monetization methods, especially if they're free to play. Hell, even full-priced AAA games have them. But Apple Arcade is different. All of the planned 100+ games on the $4.99 a month service are full experiences that can be played across a myriad of devices, all without microtransactions.

Apple's new service could disrupt the billion-dollar mobile gaming market. The trade-off is not actually owning the games themselves and trading off microtransactions and full game purchases for a recurring $5 a month, $60 a year subscription. The real disruption comes in how the games are made, though, especially if they're not built around microtransactions. And there's cross-saves too.

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Call of Duty mobile coming October 1 with 100 player battle royale

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 44 mins ago

Call of Duty's mobile game will release on October 1, 2019 on Android and iOS, Activision today announced.

Call of Duty mobile could be absolutely huge for partners Activision and Tencent. The game is a fully-fledged first-person shooter complete with a variety of multiplayer modes like Domination, Search & Destroy, and Frontline, and fan-favorite maps like Nuketown. It's a mashup of both Black Ops and Modern Warfare, featuring guns, maps, and characters straight out of both games, and also features a chaotic 100-player battle royale gametype complete with land, sea, and air vehicles.

Developed by Tencent's Timi Studio, Call of Duty mobile aims to bring the full FPS thrill on-the-go. There's multiple operators to choose from, each of which can support five loadouts with primary and secondary weapons, specific roles, a skill, extra tactical gear, and three perks.

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Borderlands 3 is overheating Xbox consoles

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 45 mins ago

Borderlands 3 might be overheating Xbox One consoles, or at least triggering an erroneous overheating message.


First Borderlands 3 players had their saves deleted or corrupted on PC, now Xbox gamers are reporting hardware issues while playing the game. Multiple Redditors say their consoles are turning off during specific cutscenes, and the systems are showing overheating error messages upon reboot.

The issue is apparently present on both the base Xbox One and Xbox One X, but Xbox One X players can switch to the 1080p 60FPS Performance Mode to lower console load and avoid shut-offs. Whether or not the overheating error messages are valid or not and the consoles are actually shutting off to prevent a hardware fault remains to be seen, but it seems to be connected to the Xbox One X's Resolution Mode that prioritizes 3200x1800 resolution over frame rates.

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